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    Resit accelerated course?

    Hey! So I did ancient history accelerated and am fairly disappointed with my mark. I got 96 for trials but 89 for HSC (possibly because I sat the test whilst I had glandular fever and didn't apply for misadventure).

    I am aiming for an atar of 98.5 and think I should probably resit the exam in case. My subjects right now are

    3u maths
    3u English
    French
    Economics

    So I have 10 I'm actively doing and have 12 in total.

    What are your thoughts on resitting the exam next year? Is it worth it?

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    Re: Resit accelerated course?

    Quote Originally Posted by egal View Post
    Hey! So I did ancient history accelerated and am fairly disappointed with my mark. I got 96 for trials but 89 for HSC (possibly because I sat the test whilst I had glandular fever and didn't apply for misadventure).

    I am aiming for an atar of 98.5 and think I should probably resit the exam in case. My subjects right now are

    3u maths
    3u English
    French
    Economics

    So I have 10 I'm actively doing and have 12 in total.

    What are your thoughts on resitting the exam next year? Is it worth it?
    Yeah it could be worth it like for example I resat 2 unit maths and improved from 96 to 98 (wanted more like a 99 or 100), but you need to consider will you be able to perform to the same level in all school assessments again to get the same ranking, but other than that I'd say go for it if you're not happy with the mark
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    Re: Resit accelerated course?

    Quote Originally Posted by jazz519 View Post
    Yeah it could be worth it like for example I resat 2 unit maths and improved from 96 to 98 (wanted more like a 99 or 100), but you need to consider will you be able to perform to the same level in all school assessments again to get the same ranking, but other than that I'd say go for it if you're not happy with the mark
    Hey! thank you, i actually don't have to do any in school tasks again, it's only the hsc exam itself

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    Re: Resit accelerated course?

    Quote Originally Posted by egal View Post
    Hey! So I did ancient history accelerated and am fairly disappointed with my mark. I got 96 for trials but 89 for HSC (possibly because I sat the test whilst I had glandular fever and didn't apply for misadventure).

    I am aiming for an atar of 98.5 and think I should probably resit the exam in case. My subjects right now are

    3u maths
    3u English
    French
    Economics

    So I have 10 I'm actively doing and have 12 in total.

    What are your thoughts on resitting the exam next year? Is it worth it?
    89 in ancient history is worth 93.2 atar (in 2015)
    If your aiming for 98.5 then resit it.
    If you feel like it will affect your other subjects, it won't by that much. It will be like redoing year 10 and only having to revise a few nights before exams since you already know what's up.

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    Re: Resit accelerated course?

    Quote Originally Posted by egal View Post
    Hey! thank you, i actually don't have to do any in school tasks again, it's only the hsc exam itself
    Oh alright just make sure though that you keep up to date with the content because I know it's been like 2 months since I did the HSC and I've already forgotten so much
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    Re: Resit accelerated course?

    Quote Originally Posted by egal View Post
    Hey! thank you, i actually don't have to do any in school tasks again, it's only the hsc exam itself
    So what rank are they going to submit you on?
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    Re: Resit accelerated course?

    Quote Originally Posted by pikachu975 View Post
    So what rank are they going to submit you on?
    Schools do not submit ranks. They submit a mark to BOSTES.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D94 View Post
    Schools do not submit ranks. They submit a mark to BOSTES.
    Yeah but what mark will they submit him on when he isn't going to sit any assessments?
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    Re: Resit accelerated course?

    Quote Originally Posted by pikachu975 View Post
    Yeah but what mark will they submit him on when he isn't going to sit any assessments?
    Well logically it will be the same as the previous year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D94 View Post
    Well logically it will be the same as the previous year.
    If that makes him come first internally wouldn't the student ranked second complain since they didn't sit the assessments?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pikachu975 View Post
    If that makes him come first internally wouldn't the student ranked second complain since they didn't sit the assessments?
    But she did, just in the previous year. Might be unfair, might not be - depends on the quality of the school assessments. Still shouldn't directly affect how others perform in school though.

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    Re: Resit accelerated course?

    I was first in every in school assessment and finished with an average of 95.. There is no hsc ancient class running this year so i couldn't redo classes (because people in my year did it accelerated)

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    Re: Resit accelerated course?

    Quote Originally Posted by egal View Post
    I was first in every in school assessment and finished with an average of 95.. There is no hsc ancient class running this year so i couldn't redo classes (because people in my year did it accelerated)
    lucky
    are you guys doing the half/half system
    where you do half your hsc subjects in year 11 and the other half in year 12?

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    Re: Resit accelerated course?

    Quote Originally Posted by 123ryoma12 View Post
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    yeah it's good, i think i may just do a practice paper once a fortnight (or month..) and cram in the month leading up to the exam. I remember it all pretty well now so ill just revise a bit throughout the year.

    And if it counts towards my atar, they always use the better mark so i think it should be sweeet

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    Re: Resit accelerated course?

    nope, we just had 2 accelerated classes for engineering and ancient, but most people still do 10 units after accelerated. My workload really isnt that bad(content wise) so resitting it shouldnt be too bad.

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    Re: Resit accelerated course?

    Quote Originally Posted by egal View Post
    I was first in every in school assessment and finished with an average of 95.. There is no hsc ancient class running this year so i couldn't redo classes (because people in my year did it accelerated)
    This is good, though note that your HSC exam mark will be your final mark.

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    And if it counts towards my atar, they always use the better mark so i think it should be sweeet
    It's your most recent attempt that they will use (even if it's worse), should it count towards your ATAR.

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    Re: Resit accelerated course?

    Quote Originally Posted by D94 View Post
    This is good, though note that your HSC exam mark will be your final mark.



    It's your most recent attempt that they will use (even if it's worse), should it count towards your ATAR.
    Really? My teachers said it was the better one.

    And no I don't think it will count towards my atar. I performed far better in my other subjects for prelims than for ancient prelims. I'm not sure though. I just won't get glandular fever before the exam next year ahahah

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    Re: Resit accelerated course?

    Quote Originally Posted by egal View Post
    Really? My teachers said it was the better one.

    And no I don't think it will count towards my atar. I performed far better in my other subjects for prelims than for ancient prelims. I'm not sure though. I just won't get glandular fever before the exam next year ahahah
    Nah they always count the most recent one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pikachu975 View Post
    Nah they always count the most recent one.
    Ah okay, well ahah

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    Re: Resit accelerated course?

    I say go for it. It seems to me that you have a very specific and clear goal in mind and are therefore driven to succeed.
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    Re: Resit accelerated course?

    Quote Originally Posted by Son of Thatcher View Post
    I say go for it. It seems to me that you have a very specific and clear goal in mind and are therefore driven to succeed.
    aw thank you!! Yess I think I'll just do a practice paper a fortnight, does that sound like a good amount? I did about the same last year, so I think that will be a good way to remember the content etc. do you think that would be enough?

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    Re: Resit accelerated course?

    Quote Originally Posted by egal View Post
    aw thank you!! Yess I think I'll just do a practice paper a fortnight, does that sound like a good amount? I did about the same last year, so I think that will be a good way to remember the content etc. do you think that would be enough?
    If you stick to it that will be plenty. I wish I did that many when I did the HSC and I still ended up with a good mark; you'll ace it for sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by Son of Thatcher View Post
    If you stick to it that will be plenty. I wish I did that many when I did the HSC and I still ended up with a good mark; you'll ace it for sure
    Ah I'm really not sure! I did that for all of last year, but close to double that amount in the holidays and I still only got 89... I don't know if it was me or the glandular fever :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by egal View Post
    Ah I'm really not sure! I did that for all of last year, but close to double that amount in the holidays and I still only got 89... I don't know if it was me or the glandular fever :/
    This is good; it is important to identify where you went wrong last time to avoid it happening again. You say you did all that study and still weren't able to reach your goal? If that is the case, it is likely that some bad luck on the day, coupled with your illness dragged you down. If such a thing were to occur again, I suggest not hesitating in getting an Illness/Misadventure Form.

    On the other hand, was it perhaps the quality of the services offered at your school and/or an inexperienced teacher? My honest advice in this instance would be to find an Ancient History tutor, even a past HSC student from recent years to help you with your work. I know they're very difficult to come by and may be expensive but trust me, if they're good it will be well worth it.

    My situation was a bit similar to yours except that it was with Business Studies. I was good at it, but was still falling short of the high goals I set myself. Some people think that getting tutoring when you're already doing well is a waste but I strongly disagree. In my case, it helped me improve my understanding significantly and always kept the subject ticking in the back of my mind which certainly led to a better mark for me in the HSC.

    Finally, it may be that you've set yourself a goal that is just too high. An ATAR of 98.5 is no joke; only a few thousand people achieve or exceed it, if that. Is this a personal goal you've set for yourself or a specific ATAR you need to achieve in order to get into your preferred course?

    I say again, until you localise the reasons for falling short, redoing the course is pointless IMHO. Once this is done however, I have no doubt that your determination and drive will see to the rest.
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    Re: Resit accelerated course?

    Quote Originally Posted by Son of Thatcher View Post
    This is good; it is important to identify where you went wrong last time to avoid it happening again. You say you did all that study and still weren't able to reach your goal? If that is the case, it is likely that some bad luck on the day, coupled with your illness dragged you down. If such a thing were to occur again, I suggest not hesitating in getting an Illness/Misadventure Form.

    On the other hand, was it perhaps the quality of the services offered at your school and/or an inexperienced teacher? My honest advice in this instance would be to find an Ancient History tutor, even a past HSC student from recent years to help you with your work. I know they're very difficult to come by and may be expensive but trust me, if they're good it will be well worth it.

    My situation was a bit similar to yours except that it was with Business Studies. I was good at it, but was still falling short of the high goals I set myself. Some people think that getting tutoring when you're already doing well is a waste but I strongly disagree. In my case, it helped me improve my understanding significantly and always kept the subject ticking in the back of my mind which certainly led to a better mark for me in the HSC.

    Finally, it may be that you've set yourself a goal that is just too high. An ATAR of 98.5 is no joke; only a few thousand people achieve or exceed it, if that. Is this a personal goal you've set for yourself or a specific ATAR you need to achieve in order to get into your preferred course?

    I say again, until you localise the reasons for falling short, redoing the course is pointless IMHO. Once this is done however, I have no doubt that your determination and drive will see to the rest.
    My ancient history teacher is a HSC marker and had a senior marker to come in and mark trials (which were about the same difficulty) so I don't think it's that. I was 10% ahead of 2nd place in trials and I got 96.. Then second improved a mark in HSC and got 87 so I think it was me on the day. I had also predicted about 75% of the questions correctly but for the 6 weeks leading up to it, I was just so fuzzy and couldnt be out for more than 3 hours at a time, although I did feel a bit better on the day.

    Regarding the ATAR, it's what I need to get into uni in the UK because A-levels don't translate all that well. If I don't achieve this however I'm applying for the dual degree between sciences Po in France and Sydney Uni and the cut off to apply is 82.5 which is definitely achievable.

    I'll look into a tutor though. I have ordered my raw marks to see where I went wrong in the exam. I'm curious to see what it was.

    Thanks so much for your advice

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